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Napier's triple-double leads UConn past Yale

Hartford, CT (SportsNetwork.com) - Shabazz Napier recorded a triple-double as No. 19 Connecticut posted a 80-62 victory over Yale at the XL Center.

Napier scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 10 assists in registering the 10th triple-double in program history.

Niels Giffey came off the bench and shot 5-of-5 from 3-point range in the first half to help UConn (2-0) take a 39-24 lead into halftime. As a team, the Huskies shot 6-of-8 from beyond the arc in the first half and 11-of-17 for the game.

Omar Calhoun finished with a team-high 18 points, shooting 5-of-8 from the field and knocking down 5-of-7 from the free throw line. Ryan Boatright added 14 points, sinking both 3-pointers he attempted while shooting a perfect 6- of-6 from the charity stripe.

Yale (1-1) cut the lead to 66-55 with a 17-7 scoring run, starting with a dunk by Nick Victor with 8:22 remaining and capped by a pair of free throws by Javier Duren with 4:06 left to play.

However, Napier was fouled on a made jump shot on the Huskies' next possession and proceeded to complete the 3-point play by draining the free throw. UConn cruised its way to a victory from there.

Justin Sears posted a double-double for Yale, recording 17 points and 10 rebounds. Duren added 15 points for the Bulldogs, while chipping in four assists and three rebounds.

Yale was able to outrebound UConn by a 22-4 margin on the offensive glass and 43-31 overall during Monday afternoon's matinee matchup.

UConn will next play host to Detroit in a home contest Thursday night. Yale will travel to Rutgers on Thursday night to take on the Scarlet Knights.

Game Notes

The game marked the first meeting between the two teams since the 2003 Preseason NIT ... The Huskies have won 13 straight games versus the Bulldogs and lead the all-time series 44-21 ... Yale's last victory over UConn came back in 1986.

11/11 18:17:05 ET

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Scoreboard
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Final
ECU 31
UCONN 21
Final
CHA 79
IND 88
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CAL 5
CAR 0
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SFG
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CHA 79
IND 88
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DET 109
PHI 103
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NOP 88
DAL 85
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ECU 31
UCONN 21
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VT 6
MIAMI 30
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BOS 2
NYI 3
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DET 4
PIT 3
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MIN 2
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NAS 3
CHI 2
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STL 1
VAN 4
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CAL 5
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BUF 0
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CLB 5
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DEN 35
SDC 21